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Venture Financing With a Mission Beyond Profit

Venture Financing With a Mission Beyond Profit - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 5431 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 29, 2008 9:33 pm
CITIES have long offered tax incentives to encourage companies to stay and newcomers to relocate. But another option is gaining currency in old manufacturing cities looking to prop up their struggling economies — homegrown nonprofit groups that nurture new businesses from the ground up. Skip to next paragraph One of the more innovative of thes Read More

The Real Problem with PowerPoint®

The Real Problem with PowerPoint® - http://blog.smartdraw.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Technology
From http://blog.smartdraw.com 5432 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 30, 2008 8:03 pm
Anyone in today's workplace knows what's wrong with business presentations and the software of choice for 99% of those giving them. Just about everyone has experienced Death by PowerPoint, and based on statistics, you have probably committed it on more than one occasion. Read More

Marketers Must Master Social Media

Marketers Must Master Social Media - http://www.mediapost.com Avatar Posted by SmallBizGirl under Online Marketing
From http://www.mediapost.com 5433 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Social media is an antidote for some of what ails media companies in economically challenging times. While it comes naturally for some, others must adjust their legacy operations and psyche. Read More

A-List Blogs for C-Level Execs

A-List Blogs for C-Level Execs - http://www.portfolio.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Management
From http://www.portfolio.com 5465 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 23, 2008 8:28 pm
Portfolio.com's list of must-read blogs for CEOs and other chief executives. (If I met a CEO who read all of these, I'd be impressed.) Read More

Your company's reputation, trashed in one click | HRTechNews.com

Your company's reputation, trashed in one click | HRTechNews.com - http://www.hrtechnews.com Avatar Posted by ktchar under Human Resources
From http://www.hrtechnews.com 5467 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 24, 2008 2:35 am
Are they talking about your company? These Web sites allow your employees to rant about your company anonymously...online and in public. Read More

How to Become a Rock Star Entrepreneur

How to Become a Rock Star Entrepreneur - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by marmadukefan under Marketing
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 5468 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 20, 2008 7:18 pm
Interesting take on how to get almost instant notoriety and PR for your company on a shoe string. Read More

How to succeed in business when there's an elephant in the room

How to succeed in business when there's an elephant in the room - http://trustedadvisor.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Self-Development
From http://trustedadvisor.com 5468 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 23, 2008 12:27 am
Think about all the awful, awkward, agonizing situations you've been in when there was an elephant in the room. Maybe the elephant is that you're nervous, maybe you're low in experience on a given issue, or maybe you're about to say something highly personal. Whatever's making everyone so uncomfortable, here's a tool you can use to Name It a Read More

The Top 100 Management and Leadership Must-Read Blogs

The Top 100 Management and Leadership Must-Read Blogs - http://www.hrworld.com Avatar Posted by d2kd3k under Management
From http://www.hrworld.com 5468 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 22, 2008 2:29 am
Check out these top 100 blogs to help bolster your business acumen. HR World's list includes classics like top selling business authors Tom Peters, Charles H. Green, and Bob Sutton, along with some exciting new blogs that might surprise you. Read More

One Page Marketing Plan Template That Anyone Can Use

One Page Marketing Plan Template That Anyone Can Use - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 5468 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 20, 2008 10:18 pm
Developing a Marketing Plan is nothing more than setting goals and making a to-do list that will get you there. It's really not much different than planning a party. You're basically creating a plan for inviting more people you love to give you money and then tell other people why they should give you their money too. Sounds like a party to me. Read More
Interesting description of how personal branding can increase sales. Read More
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